Following the Government of Cabo Verde’s decision to close the country´s borders, Cabo Verde Airlines has announced that it will halt all its transport activities from tomorrow (18 March 2020) and for a period of at least 30 days.
The Government of Cabo Verde banned flights to Italy at the end of February, leading the company to suspend flights to Rome and Milan.
As of 18 March, all air connections with Portugal and all European countries with Covid-19 cases will also be banned, as well as for the US, Brazil, Senegal and Nigeria.
Recently, Cabo Verde Airlines had suspended flights to Washington, D. C. (USA), Porto Alegre (Brazil) and Lagos (Nigeria), now canceling the routes to Boston (USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Paris (France), Dakar (Senegal), Fortaleza and Recife (Brazil).
The company continues to talk with the major shareholders and local authorities in order to assess if any special flights, humanitarian, repatriation or cargo, need to be maintained in order to ensure that the archipelago does not become isolated and that necessary goods, such as medicine, can be supplied.
Cabo Verde Airlines has been receiving a high number of requests for information from its customers and is endeavouring to respond to all passengers at this time.